Following coming from two aims down to salvage a issue from Juventus in the Champions League on Wednesday, Atletico failed to sustain the momentum in a match of couple of probabilities at the Wanda Metropolitano.
Atletico experienced capitalised on the stumbling starts off of each Barcelona and Actual Madrid by successful their opening a few league game titles this period but they are now two without a victory, pursuing past weekend’s shock defeat away at Real Sociedad.
They sit degree on details with early frontrunners Sevilla, who will host Authentic Madrid on Sunday.
Celta, meanwhile, sit 14th in the desk, having gained only 1 of their 5 games so much, leaving Atletico’s mentor Diego Simeone with familiar inquiries to respond to about his side’s creativeness and attacking threat.
Summer time signing Joao Felix commenced before staying changed by Alvaro Morata in the next 50 %, the Spanish striker obtainable again just after recovering from a knee damage.
But neither Felix nor Morata, or their lover Diego Costa, could conjur up the decisive opening, with total-backs Renan Lodi and Kieran Trippier by considerably the team’s most productive retailers in the final 3rd.
Atletico were being the far better facet in the very first half but only developed a handful of chances, none of which could be classed as apparent opportunities.
Trippier’s early cost-free-kick need to have been headed in by Felipe Monteiro on his 1st start off for the club but Ruben Blanco did very well to react from five yards and press the ball around the crossbar.
Ruben manufactured yet another intelligent help you save to deny Lodi’s pushed exertion from 30 yards although Felix located room at the back write-up before long right after but his prodded finish was also tipped away.
Celta held their own either facet of fifty percent-time as the match became increasingly substantial on depth but low on good quality.
Costa wanted a penalty soon after the hour, claiming he was pushed soon after failing to make call with Lodi’s cross whilst Brais Mendez may have scored for Celta had Jan Oblak not been brief to shut down Santi Mina’s outstanding ball via.
Lodi fizzed a late shot earlier the significantly submit but desperation turned to frustration in the closing phases. Lucas Olaza and Costa each and every picked up a yellow card for a skirmish just after the final whistle.